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Thu 25 June 2009

My God is it hot here in the Florida sun when you have close on and you're working outside, particularly on a roof. Yesterday I went to my Uncle Harold's home to install his weather station - job completed and the station is functioning properly. The thing is I need ed to get up on his roof to mount the wind speed/direction sensor and the rain sensor. I was not out in the direct sun working for long but in a matter of 30 or 40 minutes my clothes were wet. It's not that I'm out of shape although I admit I am, it was the heat with no breeze. At least there is a pool and often a breeze in the Keys and you don't need to be fully dressed. How labors work out side here in Florida in the Summer is amazing.

So what does one do on a sunny hot day like yesterday? One goes to the beach which is exactly what I did after I was finished with the weather station. The good news is that there was a very nice breeze coming off the ocean which made the beach a lot more tolerable than Uncle Harold's roof! Plus, I did not to have anything on except my bathing suit. It was a beautiful day for the beach - I'm so pleased I live here in Florida where I can go over to the beach at will.

Did you hear about the new Porsche? For the first time ever (I think) they are about to release a 4 door touring Porsche - see today's picture. Actually I think it looks pretty damn good and you can surely tell it is a Porsche. I discovered this car while doing some research on the new E-class Mercedes. So here are some hard numbers: Its 114.9-inch wheelbase is longer than the BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V and 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class but marginally shorter than the Audi S8 and quite a bit shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Three models will be available: S, 4S and Turbo. Porsche's normally aspirated four-cam 4.8-liter V8 rated at 400 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque will power the S and 4S models, while the Turbo will utilize a twin-turbocharged version of the same engine rated at 500 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Put your orders in now!

This afternoon I have an appointment with Dr. Director to update how I'm doing and to get a new prescription. The Adderall is a schedule II drug which needs a new written prescription - it can not be refilled by a doctor call-in. You can get strong opiates called in but surprisingly they are a schedule III medication - what's up with that? Is the FDA thinking Adderall is more dangerous or more likely to be abused than pain medications? I find that hard to believe, don't you? They give Adderall to adolescence kids for God sake. There is a lot of school-aged kids taking in for ADHD.

Posted at 05:53 am in General